You don't say what kind of ink. If it's ball-point pen ink, try Spray
or sponge with drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene,
trichloroethylene) then rub with heavy-duty liquid detergent before
which looks like a good reference site.The TOC is at
I have called the Ag Extension office of the State Department of
Agriculture to ask a home economist how to deal with problems, too.
They have lots of free and inexpensive publications, too, if I get to
their office. They do some trades with other states, and with federal
publications, many of which are useful.
And fabric dye, especially on cotton.
Go ahead, ask me what became of my favorite aqua colored cotton dress
after my dog accessorized it with muddy paw prints and I tried to use
dishwasher detergent to get them out (thanks ever so much "Heloise").
Can you say "cleaning rags"?
Always test on an inconspicous spot like the inside of the hem. On the
other hand, if the garment is clearly unwearable in its current state
and you've tried everything else, go for it. What do you have to lose?
I was going to mention that one too. What I have noticed re: using
hairspray you need to keep 2 things in mind for best results. 1. It needs
to be aerosol. Dunno why just seems to work a lot better. 2. it needs to
be the CHEAP stuff. Aquanet works great. NAYY.
I use cheap hairspray in the aerosol can on black widow spiders I find
inside the house or on my back porch. They can have the whole yard,
that's ok. I like the hairspray because it does kill the insect, yet
doesn't leave a poisonous residue that might hurt the cats.
I keep a can of AquaNet in the laundry room, too. It does do wonders
for ink stains and I think it's the combination of alcohol and acetone
that does the job.
Several years ago here at work they furnished with a liquid, quite
watery, red in color ink remover. It was called Ditto Soap and was
amazing on ink stains on clothes and hands. I haven't been able to
locate it in years.
It could be that we have a different `kind` of dishwashing cream , i
have used it [the kinds sold here !!!] on many kinds of clothes ,
never had any thing `loose colors`,,,,,, For Doing that i USE
Chlorine !!!!! and sometimes hanging to dry in the sun right side
up !!!! why waste good materails for that when the sun does it for
I have had marks that wouldn`t go away , once settled in a cloth, than
i had to decide whether i should cover them [ embroidery ? patch ?
pocket ? ,, or change the whole clotth into something else ,,,, there
are so many options :>:>:>:>
On Aug 1, 9:03=A0pm, "BEI Design"
In cleaning Stains and using water , it might be that the difference
in water [ more floutide , calcium etc!!!] also plays a role in hou
the detergent works !!!
singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.comhttp://members.tripod.com/~bernardschopen/> > Thank you for this Information , as we have some unkind insects ,,, > brrrr> mirjam
Apparently, the particles are large enough to block the breathing
apparatus of the spider, so it dies from the spray. That's the only
insect I've used it on because we don't have many problems with insects
When I lived in south Florida, we had lots of insects of all kinds and
it was a constant battle. There we did things like put baking soda or
Epsom salts on the thresholds and window frames, in the grooves. My
cousin in Orlando is using an electric gadget she plugs in and which
supposedly emits a sound that keeps the bugs out, but we can't hear it.
She says it's working.
Actually it's probably a translation problem.
We have dishwashing liquid here, which is used for washing dishes by
hand, in the sink.
And we have automatic dishwasher detergent, which comes as a powder or
liquid or gel and is used in dishwashing machines. You certainly
wouldn't want to put your hands into it, even diluted in a sinkful of
water, not on a regular basis, anyhow. That's the stuff I was talking
The other problem, which I know about now but didn't back then, is that
the dye used to create blue/green or turquoise is chemically sensitive.
I learned about this particular issue when I did a lot of tie-dying.
Those dyes that contained or were based on turquoise bleached out easily
in sunlight and faded when exposed to chlorine, even in the
concentrations found in swimming pool water.
No i don`t think it was a translation problem , more a `habit`
problem , when i reffered to Dishwashing Cream i meant the one i use
to wash dishes by hand [ just like the liquid but in cream form ,,,, i
dob`t touch these with my hands either, only with Rubber gloves ,,,
But it is a great stain remover !!!1
The Machine dishwash comes in little cubes ,,,not useful as is !!!